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Book of the month
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
by Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since
1971, and has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches
both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound
cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a cofounder
of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, the Barre Center for
Buddhist Studies and The Forest Refuge, a new center for long term meditation
This compassionate and wise book is the most extensive guide available
to the Buddhist practice of Metta Bhavana, or Lovingkindness.
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we are doing.
This is what ought to be done by one who is skilled in discerning
what is good, who has understood the path to peace.
He should be able,
upright, and straightforward, of good speech, gentle, and free from pride,
easily satisfied, having few duties, living simply, of controlled senses, prudent,
without pride and attachment to clan.
Let him not do the slightest thing
for which the wise might rebuke him; instead thinking, "May all beings be well
and safe, may they be at ease."
"Whatever living beings there may be, whether
moving or standing still, without exception, whether large, great, middling, or
small, whether tiny or substantial,
"Whether seen or unseen, whether living
near or far, Born or unborn; may all beings be happy.
"Let none deceive
or despise another anywhere. Let none wish harm to another, in anger or in hate."
Just as a mother would guard her child, her only child, with her own life,
even so let him cultivate a boundless mind for all beings in the world.
him cultivate a boundless love for all beings in the world, above, below, and
across, unhindered, without ill will or enmity.
Standing, walking, seated,
or lying down, free from torpor he should as far as possible fix his attention
on this recollection.
This, they say, is the divine life right here. Not
falling into false opinions, virtuous and endowed with vision, having abandoned
sensuous greed, he surely is never again reborn.